The Fourth Steering Committee Meeting of the Twinning project for the Supreme Court of Ukraine was held

On 02 March, 2018 at the premises of the Supreme Court of Ukraine the fourth Steering Committee meeting of the Twinning project “Strengthening the Institutional Capacity of the Supreme Court of Ukraine in the Field of Human Rights Protection at the National Level“, that is implemented jointly with the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation, Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Latvia and the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia.

The overall objective of the project is strengthening the independence and efficiency of the judicial branch of power through introduction of the European standards and institutional capacity of the SCU, which will allow to form the unified judicial practice of justice and will promote strengthening the rule of law in Ukraine.

The event was opened by the Project Leader, Vice-President of Higher Regional Court Cologne of Germany Christian Schmitz-Justen who welcomed the participant and emphasized the importance of strengthening the institutional capacity of the Supreme Court for Ukraine.

The Resident Twinning Advisor, the judge of the Supreme Court of Latvia Jautrite Briede and Junior Project Leader Agris Batalauskis thanked all the participants for their cooperation and presented the fourth quarterly report of the project as well as defined plans for the next reporting period.

The Project Leader from Ukraine Oleg Kryvenda, Judge of the Supreme Court of Ukraine Larysa Rohach, Justice Sector Manager of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Andriy Spivak and Resident twinning Adviser-Counterpart, Head of International Cooperation Department of Supreme Court of Ukraine Lina Hubar performed their welcome speeches.

On behalf of the Center for Adaptation of the Civil Service to the Standards of the European Union the Senior Consultant of SIGMA and CIB Coordination Division of the Projects Management Unit Kyrylo Yurchenko attended the event.

For reference: according to Resolution of the Cabinet of Ukraine “On Approval of the Procedure for Initiation, Preparation and Implementation of the Twinning Projects” as of 11 October, 2016 No 700 the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service coordinates the implementation of the institution building instrument of the European Union Twinning in Ukraine. Furthermore, in accordance with relevant legal acts the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service is the coordinator of institution building instrument TAIEX implementation in Ukraine. In order to provide effective coordination of Twinning and TAIEX the Twinning Program Administration Office in Ukraine was established, its functions are performed by the Center for Adaptation of the Civil Service to the Standards of the European Union.

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